Taylor Swift to Premiere ‘The Story of Us’ Video on May 24
Taylor Swift is teaming up with MTV for 'MTV First: Taylor Swift,' where the singer will issue a two-fer. She will premiere her new video for 'The Story of Us,' the fourth single from her best-selling 'Speak Now' album, and then engage in an online, sit down chat with the network.
The video will premiere on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:53PM ET on MTV and at 8PM ET on MTV.com. The lovely and talented Swift will introduce the video's official premiere and speak with host Sway live on-air. Then, Sway and Swift will continue their chat during a 30-minute interview, which will stream live on MTV.com. Fans can submit questions as of today by going here or via Twitter to @MTVNews with the hashtag #AskTaylor.
For those who are uber-anxious and need a Taylor Swift fix on the quick, a 30-second sneak peek of 'The Story of Us' will debut during VH1's 'Big Morning Buzz Live' on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:30AM ET/PT. The full video will also appear on 'VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown' on Saturday, May 28 at 9AM ET/PT.
So there, you have plenty of options to check out Swift's heartfelt and personally inspired 'The Story of Us' video in both the broadcast and digital spaces.
Swift opened up about the origin of the song to MTV News last year, saying that it was inspired by a real life incident, which is such the case for most of Swift's confessional compositions. "That actually happened during what ended up inspiring the last song I wrote for this record called 'Story of Us.' And I was at an awards show, and there was a guy there, obviously -- it all starts there, doesn't it? It was a guy I had been in a relationship with, falling out, then we end up at the same awards show. Both trying to act like we don't care ... both like, you know, chatting up the people next to us."
It obviously didn't end there for Swift. She said, "Afterward, I just felt so empty, like we were both fighting this silent war of pretending we didn't care that the other was there. And I went home, and I wrote this song about it. And at that point, I had this gut feeling, and I knew the album was finished."
Watch Taylor Swift Perform 'The Story of Us' on 'Ellen'